Jerry Bridges, CEO of the company that wants to build and operate a coal-shipping terminal in Oakland, made his case for building the project at a press conference on the waterfront this week, seeking to [...]
Oakland councilmembers could have decided at this week’s Community and Economic Development (CED) committee to send a rent protection initiative to the full City Council for approval to put on the November ballot for voters [...]
A U.S. District Court judge has rejected a bid by three trade associations — including the national lobby for sugar-sweetened beverage manufacturers — that sought to enjoin San Francisco from enforcing its first-in-the-nation health [...]
David A. Harris will lead Urban Strategies Council as its next president and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, succeeding Junious Williams who has led the council for nearly 20 years.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee and 110 members of Congress have signed a letter raising serious concerns about the Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill, urging House leaders to protect critical food assistance programs.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a national report this week on racial and economic isolation in public schools. Released on the 62nd anniversary of the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee and former Assemblymember Sandré Swanson are encouraging you to register before the California deadline on Monday, May 23. Those who want to vote in Alameda County should call (510) 267-8683.
African-Americans made up 28 percent of the Oakland population in 2013-2014 but only worked five percent the hours on city-funded construction projects. That may seem impossible in Oakland, a city that prides [...]
A new report from the city’s Citizens’ Police Review Board (CPRB) reveals that the Oakland City Administrator dismissed or modified the review board’s recommended discipline against police officers in 74 percent of the allegations that [...]
By Janice Ewing I don’t agree with Thomas Wolfe’s novel titled “You Can’t Go Home Again.” As a current member of Allen Temple Baptist Church, Congresswoman Barbara Lee has demonstrated you can [...]